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Argentine journalist gets death threats after reporting on illegal medication sales

São Paulo, April 12, 2024—Argentine authorities must thoroughly investigate the death threats received by journalist Julio Ernesto López on his father’s cell phone, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Friday. According to an April 5 post on X, formerly Twitter, by the Association of Argentine Press Companies (ADEPA), a professional association, and a complaint…

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Guatemalan journalist Jorge Tizol detained while covering police raid

Mexico City, April 9, 2024— Guatemalan authorities must drop all legal proceedings against journalist Jorge Tizol and hold accountable those responsible for his unwarranted detention, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. According to news reports, on April 6, police arrested Tizol, who reports for the La Jefa radio station, various local TV stations, and from his Canal…

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Local journalist Sean Roubens during an interview with VOA Creole Service, March 30, 2024. (Photo: Courtesy of Voice of America)

Haitian journalist, YouTuber kidnapped by gang members, released

Local journalist Sean Roubens was kidnapped on March 14, 2024, by a gang in Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince and held for 17 days before being released unharmed on March 30. Roubens, 42, is a veteran fixer, assisting foreign journalists and social media personalities seeking to report on Haiti’s gang violence. At the time of…

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Journalist Gustavo Gorriti, editor-in-chief of the Lima-based investigative news website IDL-Reporteros, has spearheaded corruption investigations into Peru’s judicial system that have resulted in several prosecutions. (Screenshot: América Noticias/YouTube)

Peruvian authorities target journalist Gustavo Gorriti in bribery probe

Bogotá, April 2, 2024 – Peruvian authorities must drop their investigation of journalist Gustavo Gorriti and respect the right of reporters to maintain confidential sources, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On March 27, Alcides Chinchay, a public prosecutor in the capital city of Lima, opened a preliminary investigation into Gorriti, the editor-in-chief of…

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‘Powerful enemies’: Did a prosecutor order the murder of Haitian journalist Garry Tesse?

Haitian journalist Garry Tesse was on his way to work at a local radio station in the southern city of Les Cayes when he disappeared shortly after exiting a taxi. His naked and disfigured corpse was found six days later face down on the seashore close to downtown. One of his eyes was gouged out,…

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CPJ, 8 other groups urge Guatemalan leaders to expand press freedom

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has joined eight other press freedom organizations in urging Guatemala’s leaders to address the concerning decline in the country’s press freedom and its significance for democracy. In a statement issued ahead of the meeting between Guatemala’s President Bernardo Arévalo and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday, March 25, the organizations called on the…

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Haitian journalist Lucien Jura kidnapped as violence escalates in capital

Editor’s note: Since the publication of this report, Lucien Jura was released by kidnappers, his brother Erick Jura told CPJ on Thursday. Miami, March 20, 2024—The kidnappers of journalist Lucien Jura should release him immediately and not hold journalists as pawns, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Jura was abducted from his home in…

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CPJ signs joint statement expressing concern over injunction in favor of alleged murderers of Brazilian journalist

CPJ joined six Brazilian press freedom and advocacy organizations in a joint statement expressing concern about the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) injunction on February 28 that annulled the trial of four alleged murderers of journalist Valério Luiz de Oliveira. The statement urged the court to accept the prosecution’s motion for clarification, reverse its decision,…

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Venezuela pulls German TV station Deutsche Welle off the air after critical report

Bogotá, March 7, 2024—The Venezuelan government must allow German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle and other international news channels to broadcast freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. On Monday, DW’s Spanish-language TV channel posted a video on X calling Venezuela “the world’s second most corrupt country” and reporting that high-ranking politicians…

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Why extradition of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to US would be cataclysmic for press freedom

The Australian founder of the website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been fighting extradition to the U.S. from the U.K. since 2019 on charges that could strike a blow to press freedom globally. Here is CPJ’s briefing on the legal battle to extradite Assange, the charges he would face in the U.S., and why his prosecution…

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